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  • Artist(s): Chuck Patel, Daniel Klein, Preet Patel, Rich Terrana
  • Summary: Three months before the full-length album for the New York reggae group produced by Victor Axelrod was released, lead singer Dan Klein passed away from ALS.
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  1. Oct 7, 2016
    90
    A work of quite singular intensity, it leaves a lasting impact.
  2. Oct 3, 2016
    80
    Nothing More to Say cements the Frightnrs’ position as one of, if not the best, American rocksteady--let alone soul--acts working today. Even if this does prove to be the end, there’s more than enough here to be enjoyed for years to come, let alone definitive proof of the late Dan Klein’s vocal brilliance.
  3. Oct 3, 2016
    80
    Victor Axelrod's production is clear, dry, and accurate, and the final product is a superb example of a new band building something powerful from the sounds of the past. Dan Klein's passing means we may never get another Frightnrs album, and certainly not one with this lineup. But this is music about life, and the passion and gritty joy of Nothing More to Say are what make it essential listening, regardless of the fate of the lead vocalist.
  4. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2016
    80
    It's one of the most thrilling rocksteady albums to have been made since the genre emerged in the late '60s. [Nov 2016, p.89]
  5. The Wire
    Oct 21, 2016
    80
    On top of the crisp, sympathetic playing, the songwriting and vocals stand out with tunes that could have come straight from the Treasure Isle songbook. [Sep 2016, p.59]
  6. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    This mining of the best of days gone by, without falling blindly into nostalgia, makes the Frightnrs' approach a perfect fit for Daptone's retro roster.
  7. 60
    Their debut album is shadowed by tragedy, lead singer Dan Klein having succumbed to neurological disease shortly after its completion. His keening falsetto is at the heart of the record, a set of elegant, tortured love songs that occasionally betray Klein’s anguish.

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